DokuFest is thrilled to present a selection of films curated loosely around the theme of FUTURE to coincide with the main theme of the festival. Eight very different films are part of this eclectic program, including films of such luminaries as Andrei Tarkovsky and Terence Malick, as well as of young filmmakers, artists and journalists.
Just as the notion of Future is so wide and far reaching, such is the vision of Terence Malick in his first ever documentary Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, spanning everything from the Big Bang to the distant future, its cinematography equaling the grandeur of its theme.
A Strange and disturbing vision of the future is seen in Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterpiece Stalker, where three individuals embark on a search to find Zone, a mysterious place said to allegedly grant visitors their deepest, darkest wish.
Vision of the late Jacques Fresco, one of the most well know futurists is brilliantly presented in a poetic road trip film Future My Love by visual artist and filmmaker Maja Borg. Veteran BBC journalist and documentarian Adam Curtis brings a gloomy prospect of future, when judged by the amount of “conspiracy theories” of big events of the past 30+ years, in his nevertheless wildly entertaining HyperNormalisation.
Add to this Cate Blanchet as 13 different personas in an equally entertaining art installation – turned film Manifesto by famous German artist Julian Rosenfeldt, a post Brexit future of UK in Timothy Kelly’s vox-pop film Brexittania, former Uruguayan president Jose Mujica as a captivating narrator in Delicate Balance ,and the impressive debut of Austrian filmmaker Thomas Fürhaupter in The Third Option.